ERIC Number: EJ782011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 39
Empathizing with Harry Potter: The Use of Popular Literature in Counselor Education
Gibson, Donna M.
Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, v46 n2 p197 Fall 2007
In this article, the popular children's book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J. K. Rowling, 1997) is discussed as the basis for an activity in teaching and eliciting empathy from beginning-level school counseling students. A description of the application of the book to this activity, the students' evaluations, and teaching recommendations and limitations are reported.
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Counselor Training, School Counseling, Empathy, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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